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An Idea for Every Day - October 2020 Edition

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I’m happy; it’s officially fall! Leaves are changing colors, some are even falling off trees, and it’s the season of soups and stews 😊, baking and pumpkin spice. That chill in the air and the smell of leaves awakens my spirit and soothes my soul. I’m soaking it all in.All these signs hint at October’s arrival, and we’re here to help you prepare for it. With the changing of the seasons, we’re changing the style of delivery for our Idea for Every Day posts. In an effort to meet more of my blogging goals, we will return to posting the Idea for Every Day blogs to once a month, instead of the weekly ones we’ve been doing since March. I hope you’ll still find them helpful, and we’ll keep it pinned to the top of our blog for the entire month so you can quickly access it. We will also continue to communicate what the upcoming days are on social media, so do consider following us for those alerts (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest for even MORE ideas).If you’re here for the calendar …

An Idea for Every Day - November 2020 Edition

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November – the month of Thanksgiving and fall. It’s a month full of gratitude, family, and warmth, from the comfort of our homes to the joy in our heart. We want to help bring the comfort, warmth, and love into your learning too, leaders, with the help of these resources we’ve stewed on for you. For every November day, you’ll find learning opportunities on which to embark with your Preschool to Sixth grade learner. Find the activities as a November calendar or “menu” in the blog below. In addition, we’ll alert you to the upcoming daily holiday when you follow us on Instagram or Facebook. If you’re looking for even more ideas, be sure to check out our Pinterest board.
Here’s our November 2020 Idea for Every Day Calendar for you to print, pin, bookmark or paste:
And here’s a blank November 2020 for you to do with as you choose.If you want to jump to a particular date, click the appropriate one below.Week One (11.1.2020-11.7.2020)Week Two (11.8.2020-11.14.2020)Week Three (11.15.2020-11.21…

Our 7 Favorite Free Online Math Resources

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Welcome Leaders of Learners everywhere! We see you. We know how hard you work and how you’re always in search of just the right resource to use with your learners, and we want to help!Today is a continuation of a blog series featuring our favorite FREE online educational resources to support you and your learners. Last time, it was language resources, today, we’re focusing on math resources.Math is probably the easiest subject to practice in game form. That being the case, there are myriad math game sites out there. We’ve tried a lot of them out and we’re presenting you our favorites. And not just our favorite math game resources, but also our favorite math teaching resources. These resources will help from introduction to review in a variety of engaging, thought-provoking, and intensive ways.We’ve organized these resources in the gradual release of responsibility model. So, the first resource will be heaviest on teaching and the last resource will be heaviest on practice. The asteris…

Our 5 Favorite Language Arts Resources

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Welcome Leaders!We are so glad you're here and that you're choosing to spend part of your day with us. You're here because you want tried and true Language Arts resources to use with your learners. We're here because we want to help! This blog marks the first in a series featuring free digital educational resources we love. While not a master list, these are ones that experience taught us work, and we’re delighted to share them with you.First, we're sharing Language Arts resources. To us, "Language Arts" encompasses instruction in reading, writing and oral communication. As these resources are digital, the oral communication component admittedly is lacking. However, we think if you use the resources here provided and add in a presentation or discussion component, your learners are sure to receive necessary oral communication practice. A quick note on our organizational structure: the resources are ordered by commitment load on the leader. The first resou…